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Thanks for Sharing (2012)

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A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.

Director:

Stuart Blumberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Ruffalo ... Adam
Tim Robbins ... Mike
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Phoebe
Josh Gad ... Neil
Joely Richardson ... Katie
Patrick Fugit ... Danny
Pink ... Dede (as Alecia Moore)
Carol Kane ... Roberta
Emily Meade ... Becky
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Charles
Michaela Watkins ... Margo
Poorna Jagannathan ... Dr. Kazhani
Natalia Volkodaeva ... Ana
Paul Urcioli ... Owner
Kenneth Maharaj ... Cabbie
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Storyline

Adam (Mark Ruffalo) has just reached the 5-year mark in his sex addiction sobriety with help from his sponsor Mike (Tim Robbins). New-comer Neil (Josh Gad) seeks out Adam's help hoping that he'll be his mentor, but Neil doesn't have the same maturity and continues to harass women at work, on the street, and on the subway. Adam has also just met Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow), who might be perfect for him, but Adam hasn't been in a relationship since he recognized his addiction to sex, and Phoebe doesn't date addicts. As Adam navigates the romantic relationship waters, Mike struggles connecting to his former drug-addicted son who has just returned home, and Neil develops a relationship with another woman in his sex addicts group, but a platonic friendship might be exactly what he needs. Written by napierslogs

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Life is a journey you never have to take alone.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some strong sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2013 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Gracias por compartir See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$540,281, 22 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,059,239, 27 October 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Co-Writer and Director Stuart Blumberg had a cameo as a 12 stepper, which ended up in the deleted scenes on the Blu-ray. See more »

Quotes

Neil: No Dede, don't. Where are you?
Dede: Outside his place.
Neil: What? No!
Dede: I can't help it.
Neil: Alright. Listen to me, okay? I want you to turn around and go someplace safe. What's near you?
[Dede pauses to think]
Neil: [shouts] Think!
Dede: Okay, f**k! The salon where I work is pretty close.
Neil: Where is it? TELL ME!
Dede: Damn, dude. You just got all Jack Bauer on me.
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References 24 (2001) See more »

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SURRENDER
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Cheap Trick Unlimited, Inc.
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Unforgettable, but we can't handle the truth.
20 September 2013 | by garrettsorensonSee all my reviews

This is now my favorite movie this year; I've completely forgotten Blue Jasmine, which was quite good…I think. All of the performances were solid and believable, but Josh Gad's 'moment of failure' completely destroyed me. He is absolutely Beta Male gold in this film, and so inspiring. The duet scenes between Paltrow and Ruffalo were magical: I fully believed in the romantic spark (I can't remember when an infatuation seemed more real on the screen.) Tim Robbins and Patrick Fugit made me cry for the SECOND time toward the end--fantastic stuff. I immediately called my wife and my brother to tell them I loved them…It's just freakin' great, this movie. However, this is NOT a romantic comedy. This is a serious drama with comedic elements. Blumburg and Winston turned in an incredible script that constantly avoided being trite or Hollywood where it easily could have for laughs. I must say that I am not surprised AT ALL at the lackluster ratings: Sex addiction is tooooo touchy for Americans.


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